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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:45:00 -0800

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PUEBLO, COLO. -- Tuesday a dangerous chemical leak has occurred at the U.S Army Chemical Depot in Pueblo, but not to worry it was all part of an annual drill. "Today involved moving a pallet of mustard filled projectiles, a simulated accident occurred ...
 
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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:14:34 -0800

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:15:05 -0700

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:06:51 -0700

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A mustard agent has been detected in the Pueblo military facility charged with housing chemical weapons. The Pueblo Chemical Depot announced that a chemical monitoring crew Tuesday detected and confirmed the presence of ...
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